Student visa can be obtained by foreign citizen entering Russia with the purpose of studying in some Russian educational organizations. This type of visa can be applied only under original invitation and is given only for the period up to 3 months. It can be single entry only. Afterwards, Local Visa Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs extends applicant's 3-month single entry visa and gives him/her multiple entry visa valid for the period indicated in educational contract of an applicant. This period should be not longer than 1 year for every subsequent visa.
To apply for student visa an applicant should submit to the Consulate General the following documents:
1. Original letter of invitation ("Priglashenie") issued by a Local Local Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation of the Russian Federation. ATTENTION! No copies are accepted!
2. Valid foreign passport (original only and it should have at least 2 clear visa pages). It must be valid not less than 6 months after the visa expiration date.
3. Completed visa application form, signed by an applicant only. All information must be filled in English.
4. 1 photo (3x4, mat).
5. Medical insurance.